Page 63 of 180 FirstFirst ... 1353616263646573113163 ... LastLast
Results 931 to 945 of 2691
Like Tree35Likes

Thread: *Official* Road to 2013 Ashes

  1. #931
    School Boy/Girl Captain
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    The Moon
    Posts
    134
    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Broad most certainly isn't ordinary in England.
    He's nothing special.

    Finn has good bounce but is too slow to be a real enforcer.


    Pattinson will be the leading wicket taker and by a fair margin.

    90mp/h outswingers with a bit of seam, perfectly suited to England I would of thought.

  2. #932
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Flem274*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    ksfls;fsl;lsFJg/s
    Posts
    28,249
    Quote Originally Posted by sphynx View Post
    Finn has good bounce but is too slow to be a real enforcer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Jeets doesn't really deserve to be bowling.
    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
    Proudly supporting Central Districts
    RIP Craig Walsh

  3. #933
    School Boy/Girl Captain
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    The Moon
    Posts
    134
    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    ?

    Your standards have dropped since Freddy and Harmison.


    Pretty much all your quicks bowl low to mid 130's. Finn's the same.


    If the pitch isn't helping out, they are pretty pedestrian.

  4. #934
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Flem274*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    ksfls;fsl;lsFJg/s
    Posts
    28,249


    You'e so wrong about so many things.

    I've just been watching Finn and he's high 130s to mid 140s.

    I'm also not English. Thank goodness.
    Last edited by Flem274*; 22-03-2013 at 09:13 PM.


  5. #935
    School Boy/Girl Captain
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    The Moon
    Posts
    134
    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post


    You'e so wrong about so many things.

    I've just been watching Finn and he's high 130s to mid 140s.

    I'm also not English. Thank goodness.

    The NZ guns are playing up then.

    He's no quicker than Broad.


    Backed up by the NZ commentators this morning.

    Said whilst Finn has good bounce, lacks genuine pace.

  6. #936
    International Coach Pothas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Surbiton, UK
    Posts
    11,560
    There are a fair few things wrong about Finn at the moment but pace is not one of them.

  7. #937
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    32,237
    Quote Originally Posted by sphynx View Post
    ?

    Your standards have dropped since Freddy and Harmison.


    Pretty much all your quicks bowl low to mid 130's. Finn's the same.


    If the pitch isn't helping out, they are pretty pedestrian.
    You really haven't seen them bowl much, have you?
    + time's fickle card game ~ with you and i +


    get ready for a broken ****in' arm

  8. #938
    Hall of Fame Member Furball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Anyone But England
    Posts
    19,788
    Quote Originally Posted by sphynx View Post
    ?

    Your standards have dropped since Freddy and Harmison.


    Pretty much all your quicks bowl low to mid 130's. Finn's the same.


    If the pitch isn't helping out, they are pretty pedestrian.

  9. #939
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    54,607
    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    It's bad enough we have to read Burgey's opinions without you feeling the need to ****ing share them as well. Seriously lad, quieten down.
    Yeah good from you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    A disagreement between an Egyptian and a Sphynx. Ancient skool.


  10. #940
    International Coach social's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    12,380
    OK, so Indian tests have finished, we were ****ing awful and a heap of players shouldnt be selected for Australia in the foreseeable future

    I know the usual suspects will say the potential replacements are no better - BULL****

    Even if we ignore somebody like Chris Rogers (who is, was and forever will be a better player than someone like Cowan even at the age of 35) just how ****ing good do you need to be to average 25 or whatever it is that Watson has average for the last 3 years?

    The bottom line is that there are a truckload of players in domestic cricket that could do the same, we wouldnt have to pay them a base salary of $1.5 million per year to do it and if we continue to accept mediocrity (and that is being ****ing generous to Watson's batting) then the team will never improve

  11. #941
    International Debutant Viscount Tom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Leeds, G.O.C.
    Posts
    2,284
    Lead-up to '05 was both team playing extremely well winning series against lots of teams, lead-up to this one...hmmm...
    AT-XI
    #J.Hobbs; #L.Hutton; #D.Bradman; #V.Richards; #G.Sobers; #A.Border; #A.Gilchrist; #K.Miller; #I.Khan; #S.Warne; #M.Marshall;

  12. #942
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    32,237
    England had 51ao mere months before 09. Dangerous to predict too far ahead ever in Tests, especially nowadays when form seems to come and go so rapidly.

  13. #943
    State Captain theegyptian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,949
    England's insipid performance in NZ is awful but the one consolation is that it will dampen expectations somewhat. If we'd won 3-0 (and aus losing 4-0) press and fans alike would have been predicting 5-0 wins which would have been completely unreasonable given Australia are considerably more suited and prepared for a tour to england than india.

    Hopefully the press build it up as two average teams coming face to face. Could be like the 2009 ashes. Two average teams come together with not much between them and some pretty poor cricket played.

  14. #944
    International 12th Man Tangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Polar Vortex
    Posts
    1,599
    What's scary is that I can see the selectors starting the first Ashes test with the same 11 that just folded I the 4th India test. Obviously Clarke comes back for Maxwell but Watson and Wade are probably locks for spots. I can see MJ playing if Starc and Bird are not fit. Gonna hope they take Hilf and Harris and drop him though.

    Wade needs to be dropped fast. Pick Haddin if none of the other younger guys are better than Wade. Which seems inconceivable.

    We really need to do something with Watson. No runs as a pure batsman should mean dropped.

  15. #945
    International Coach social's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    12,380
    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    What's scary is that I can see the selectors starting the first Ashes test with the same 11 that just folded I the 4th India test. Obviously Clarke comes back for Maxwell but Watson and Wade are probably locks for spots. I can see MJ playing if Starc and Bird are not fit. Gonna hope they take Hilf and Harris and drop him though.

    Wade needs to be dropped fast. Pick Haddin if none of the other younger guys are better than Wade. Which seems inconceivable.

    We really need to do something with Watson. No runs as a pure batsman should mean dropped.
    To give you an indication of how ****ed Oz thinking is atm ......

    Bird's fc record is distorted because he is a bowler that plays at bowler-friendly Bellerive

    Butterworth's fc record is distorted because he is a bowler that plays at bowler-friendly Bellerive

    Cosgrove has scored 9000 runs @ 40+ including 800 this year

    His home ground - bowler-friendly Bellerive





Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Home Ashes to return to free-to-air TV
    By four_or_six in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 70
    Last Post: 17-11-2009, 10:11 AM
  2. Ashes Coming Home
    By SurreyFan in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-09-2009, 05:41 AM
  3. Herald Sun's Top 50 Ashes Legends
    By The Sean in forum Ashes 2009
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 17-07-2009, 01:53 PM
  4. The Google Ashes
    By superkingdave in forum Ashes 2009
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 30-06-2009, 01:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •